The Top 10 Twitter Rules for Writers You Better Not Break

by John Soares on April 14, 2014

Many freelance writers and book authors are active on Twitter. However, a lot of them don’t use the optimal techniques necessary to take full advantage of the social network.

Jennifer Mattern, the creator of this infographic, is an experienced freelance writer and book author, and she’s also the brains behind the top-notch site The infographic is targeted specifically at authors, but the techniques apply equally well to freelance writing. Just substitute your writing services for the book info.

10 Twitter Tips for Authors
Credit: All Indie Writers – The Professional Writer’s Playground

More Posts on Social Media Use Coming Soon

In the coming months I’ll have posts about how freelance writers can make the best use of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, and more. For now, see these posts:

The Best Google+ Communities for Freelance Writers

Twitter Hashtags for Freelance Writers

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Your Take

Your thoughts on these tips? Any you’d add? Are you making good use of Twitter? 

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1 Anne Wayman April 14, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Thanks for the reminder of Jenn’s infographic… super.
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2 John Soares April 14, 2014 at 8:38 AM

She has a knack for explaining things clearly and succinctly.
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3 Jenn Mattern April 14, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Thanks for sharing John! I’m looking forward to seeing your tips for the various social platforms. :)


4 John Soares April 14, 2014 at 10:10 AM

Jenn, you did a great job creating this infographic. I really like good infographics like yours, but they are unfortunately quite rare.
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5 Cathy Miller April 14, 2014 at 9:13 AM

We’re in a similar social media state of mind, John. 😉 I look forward to your posts from the freelance writer perspective.
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6 John Soares April 14, 2014 at 10:12 AM

I have several posts on social media outlined and partially written. I’ll publish them over the next few months.
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7 Kaloyan Banev April 14, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Can’t agree more with this. It is always about quality and being social. Of course it very much depends on the niche and followers, as well as the purpose of using twitter. Though, I think this 10 rules should be followed strictly.
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8 Sylviane Nuccio April 16, 2014 at 8:16 AM

Hi John,

Of course these tips make sense for most of us, unfortunately, not for everyone still. So, it’s worth spreading the word.
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9 aceclue June 9, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Twitter is a great social platform to get our offers in the sight of the target audience. The major point of concern in twitter today is the spamming and self promotion.

You see many re-tweet and reposting screaming on the screen. Are we all free from this? I think no but a reasonable level of refrain should be maintained.

Thanks for sharing


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